Sextortion and Security Clearances

by Ron Sykstus
Since all of us are human, we all have normal desires for companionship. Those desires, however, when coupled with bad people and the ubiquitous internet can, unfortunately, sometimes lead to negative consequences. This is especially true for anyone who holds a security clearance. Whether the problem is due to drugs, alcohol, financial, criminal issues or sexual behavior, if so ...Read the full article


  • National news briefs: Sextortion conviction nets 5 years

    post-gazette.com - 14 readers - ATLANTA  — A former U.S. State Department employee was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to serve nearly five years in federal prison for accessing young women’s online accounts from his computer at the American embassy in London and threatening to expose their sexually explicit photos. Michael C. Ford, 36, sent “phishing” emails to women,...

  • Martynenko gets 38 years in prison for teen sexploitation scheme

    startribune.com - 14 readers - Eagan man pleaded guilty to exploiting more than 150 teenage boys and posting internet porn.

  • Record numbers of people are being blackmailed over sexual pictures

    independent.co.uk - 13 readers - Four men killed themselves in the last year after being blackmailed as part of an increasing cyber “sextortion” racket. International gangs of organised criminals are targeting more and more young men by luring them into potentially compromising positions, the National Crime Agency said. The number of people reporting financially-motivated cyber...